EXA Infrastructure, a dominant digital infrastructure platform bridging Europe and North America, has recently unveiled a collaboration with Cinturion to link its ultra-low-latency, high-speed digital infrastructure to the latter’s Trans Europe Asia System (TEAS). Cinturion has opted for EXA to establish one of its dual path connections of the TEAS in Pescara, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, in order to deliver the lowest latency and most diversely routed links.

The TEAS consists of two separate open access sub-sea and terrestrial links passing through the Middle Eastern region, one via the Red Sea, and the other via Jordan, continuing along the Arabian Peninsula and under the Arab Gulf and Indian Ocean. With its state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, TEAS strives to offer an alternative to global data traffic patterns, bolstering connectivity between India, the Middle East and Europe.

Nicholas Collins, Chief Commercial Officer of EXA Infrastructure, noted, “Connecting these two expansive infrastructure assets is a significant step forward for the routing of digital traffic between Europe, the Middle East and India.” He added that this collaboration exemplifies EXA’s commitment to delivering “the best and broadest long-haul digital infrastructure in Europe.”

This partnership presents a further strategic milestone for both EXA and Cinturion as they invest in expanding routes, increasing bandwidth for customers across international markets, and ensuring global reach. Bill Marra, Chief Commercial Officer at Cinturion, explained that EXA emerged as the ideal partner for connecting TEAS to the eastern Italian coast due to its extensive experience in providing complex infrastructure for cable landing stations and its successful track record with high-stakes engineering projects.

The EXA landing station at Pescara is set to become one of Europe’s busiest digital traffic hubs, enabling data from TEAS links to routes throughout EXA’s network footprint across Europe and beneath the North Atlantic. Additionally, EXA will introduce new multi-fibre Italian routes from Pescara to Rome and Milan in a ring design, creating further resilience. As a result, this strategic project aims to cater to a wide variety of global customers, such as content providers, telecom carriers, and large enterprises with demanding connectivity and security requirements.

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